(Macro/Micro Music Massage), we, the public, are invited
to join in the process of sonic performance for cells in culture. Please
engage your living unfamiliar relatives. Here is your chance to massage
various living tissues or organisms without getting your hands dirty.
We, as fleshy flasks of living culture, are also invited to become part
of the experiment by vocally vibrating each others rear ends at
the same time.
Two ButtVibe lounge recliners are placed facing each other on opposite
sides of a room. The chairs massage according to sound output miked from
the vocalizations of the person in the opposite chair. This can include
voice and instruments/noisemakers. The same signals are sent to neighboring
vibrating plate speakers applied to various lifeforms. The organisms will
bounce, splash, stretch, bear down and/or jump to attention in response
to the audio source. Please Feel Free to Sit Down and Talk to the Living
Video of reclining volunteers and their life-world mirrors dancing on
biopolymers is projected above and behind the volunteers. This functions
as a closed circuit and very local vibro-videophone for talking to various
kinds of strangers. We have here a real time, multimedia, multi-species
erotic continuum of sonic jostling. We also have the ability to record
a certifiable non-repeatable effect through bioassay of public play. Please
record any data you might have amassed during your research in the communal
lab books provided.
Philosophy of Science Purpose:
If our research into the effects
of sonic spectrum vibrations are progressing so neatly, why then is the
next stage of this project an interactive public event? MMMM
an artistic experiment. No hard data is expected to arise. This in no
way limits potential insights into the natural world that might stem from
MMMM... Most artistic products, if shaken well, exude scientific data
as a by-product. Unfortunately, there are often strong and contentious
reactions to cross-disciplinary activities. It is almost as if breadth
itself were a kind of blight on the stability of taxonomy. If labels and
classifications are more than mythic, faith based logics of the day, then
they shouldnt have such a phobic reaction the birth of hybrid concepts
and complex admixtures. With a little grant money, this too can be reduced
to its fundaments.
Tame All Anomalies!
Artistic Purpose: I am a rather insular little maniac. I know how important
it is that interactivity be interactive and not some uni-dimensional point/click
act of avoidance. Dialogical artworks are important diffusers of the unsporting
voyeurism of which both scientific objectivity and artistic appreciation
are prone to. This bodily bi-directional communication is both remote
and deeply interpersonal. It should remind us of our corporeal fleshiness
and, by proxy, our relation to all the squiggly things that squiggle upon
the earth. As a libertine in the days of deadly STDs, this is perhaps
a reflection of the traumas of libidinal economizing for personal survival.
The vibratory arts are highly underrated due to fears of lost productivity.
Workhorse Zoo /
Transplant Sculpting /
Aesthetics, Mutation, Ethics and Heredity
Erotism / HGP Prophecy /
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